What is the future of hip hop?
Everyone 's grooving to it . It 's the life of every party , every ipod 's bound to have it and if you haven 't heard it your self , you were born way before the 1970s . That 's when it all began What we know today as chart-topping hip hop tracks had humble beginnings that lie buried deep in the ancient oral tradition of African culture No doubt the African-American people had a characteristic style of their own as far as speech and music were concerned . Add to this a dollop of reggae , a
What we know today as chart-topping hip hop tracks had humble beginnings that lie buried deep in the ancient oral tradition of African culture No doubt the African-American people had a characteristic style of their own as far as speech and music were concerned . Add to this a dollop of reggae , a
streak of genius and Kool Herc , a Jamaican DJ in New York 's West Bronx who created magic with popular songs during his day . Herc 's style was simple ? reciting improvised rhymes over the instrumental sections of songs that crowds loved . Since these instrumental breaks were relatively short and did not give him too much time to `recite ' his party shouts , he learned to extend them for as long as he wanted using an audio mixer and two identical records . Before he knew it , the party shouts grew longer , the response was unbelievable and Herc , along with Coke La Rock and Clark Kent had sparked off a movement that is still raking in the money
Just like all other forms of music that originate from the African-Americans have a culture that is associated with it , rap music too has an `accompanying subculture reflective of the political , social and economic conditions of the time
tyle of its own ? the language was different , dressing styles was something the world had not seen before , the music was no doubt catching on like wild fire and mind sets had begun to change . In the words of KRS-One , Hip-hop is something you live , rap is something you do ' The music in its original form , on the other hand , comprised four distinct parts ? graffiti , break dance , dj-ing (cutting and scratching ) and emceeing that has come to be known as rapping
Rap music emerged as the generations answer to values that they considered older . It quenched , even if partly , the desire to be seen and heard . Hip hop radio was a huge hit and national leaders like Martin Luther King Jr , Minister Farrakhon and author Nelson George were acknowledging its influence
content in the lyrics of rap songs is no doubt questionable ? talking of women derogatively , of crimes , drugs , wealth and power
gh its best years and is continuously evolving . Rap plays the same role today as HYPERLINK "http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Bob_Dylan " \o "Bob Dylan " Bob Dylan did in HYPERLINK "http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /1960 " \o "1960 " 1960 , giving voice to the hopes and angers of a generation , and a lot of rap is powerful writing
And who knows , it may just be the beginning to a very long rhythmic journey as it turns into an assortment of the best of jazz , soul , and instruments that the world never knew
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